Please do NOT post your answer, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday.

Can you figure out what these seven words have in common?

1. Banana
2. Dresser
3. Grammar
4. Potato
5. Revive
6. Uneven
7. Assess

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    1. If you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.

    2. @Dave (11:17am) – what part of “Please do NOT post your answer” don’t you understand?

      I solved it independently within about five seconds of looking at the list.

    3. If you take the first letter of “Dave” and put “ick” behind it, you’ll really get “Dave.”

    4. @Dave (11:17am) – It’s terribly sad that you would troll a puzzle in a blog. You must have a a remarkably pathetic life.

  1. It is easy to find our the answer (within 20 seconds). Doodle Jaws should not have written down the clue (please don’t do that next time). I did this puzzle myself.

    1. If there is a clue in a post you are not helping by drawing attention to it TK

  2. Well, if I’ve got it right (and that will be a first), it jumped out at me pretty quick. I impressed myself. Go me.

  3. I had just about decided I wasn’t gonna get this one, when it hit me!
    About 5 minutes.
    But I’m certain about the answer.

  4. I can think of a huge number of things they have in common, from trivial things already mentioned (all english words) all written with latin characters.

    But I think I have the sought-after answer, after roughly a minute
    I’m not seeing a hint in the comments though, was it deleted? if so good.

  5. People have already posted the answer, which is annoying. Another answer is that every word contains two pairs of letters.

  6. Got it – before reading the comments! Is it time to stop comments on Fridays again?
    “Please do NOT post your answer” aargh!

  7. Ten seconds, probably. Can’t believe how easy I found it. Probably seen this or something awfully similar before to get it so fast.

  8. If you doubt you’re right, you’re wrong. It’s that kind of solution.

    Got it in 30 seconds. Might have been quicker if I hadn’t been so busy trying to make it harder.

  9. this puzzile would be harder if it had been limited to 2letterwords.



    the Rule would still apply but it would be much harder to detect. the longerwords make it too easy to see the Rule.

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